Former Douglasville Mayor Turns Himself In

In other area headlines, Lenox Square will be getting a facelift, and a mom accused of starving her mentally challenged daughter to death was granted bond.

Former Mayor Surrenders, Released on $10K Bond

Former Douglasville Mayor Mickey Thompson turned himself into the Douglas County jail this week and was released less than two hours later on a $10,000 cash bond, according to Sheriff Phil Miller.

Miller described the booking as uneventful.

Thompson was indicted on 91 counts of theft last week and was among 78 people indicted. Read more...

Lenox Square to Get a Facelift

Owners of the popular Lenox Square in Buckhead officially unveiled plans on Monday to renovate the interior and exterior of the mall.

Renovations will include an updated dining pavillion with new options, an outdoor patio and new ceiling treatments that allow more natural light. The mall’s Atrium Court will also be revamped.

The main Peachtree Road entrance will feature an iconic two-story glass storefront with a redesigned porte-cochere and enhanced valet services. Read more...

Kennesaw State Breaks Ground on Museum

Kennesaw State University broke ground this week on an art museum that school officials say will "serve as a cultural resource on contemporary art."

The 9,200-square-foot Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, expected to open in fall 2013, will house the university's permanent art collection and include three exhibition galleries. Read more...

Mableton Accused of Starving Child Granted Bond

The 35-year-old Mableton woman accused of starving her mentally challenged daughter to death has been granted a $75,000 bond, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.

Ebony Berry’s attorney argued that she was entitled to a bond hearing because she’d been in Cobb County jail without bond for 90 days and had yet to be indicted. Read more...

Chick-fil-A Executive Denies 'Concessions'

The Chick-fil-A controversy continues, with company President Dan Cathy speaking out on recent events that led some to believe the company was backing off its stance on marriage.

According to the Huffington Post, Cathy issued a statement on Sept. 21 on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s website denying these reports, claiming the company has made no "concessions" to gay marriage supporters. Read more...

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